SRI LANKA RETREAT 2018
Located in Ahangama, on the south coast of Sri Lanka.
Join us from the 22nd – 29th of September 2018. Awaken your spirit of adventure, find authenticity and connect to mother nature. An amazing 7 night once-in-a-lifetime yogic journey into the heart of magical Sri Lanka.
What to expect from the retreat
You will be living amongst nature in a one-off affordable setting that is both environmentally sustainable and socially conscious of the local community.
The safari tents allow you to escape into the jungle and truly connect to what is around you within you. You will sleep under the shooting stars, drifting off to the sounds of nature and ocean waves.
Have a life changing and totally different experience at the unique and incredibly idyllic Camp Poe.
The day will consist of two 90 minute yoga classes. Beginging the day with a dynamic vinyasa sequence and ending with a more playful, explorative/restorative yoga practice.
Alongside the physical practice, guests can experience pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation.
Ro teaches Quantum Yoga which is a system of personal practice and optimization that uses vinyasa flow and Ayurvedic assessment. As Quantum physics itself has proven, any activity done with greater awareness has a more powerful transformative effect.
By bringing your attention into the the body-mind by the use of Ayurveda (Yoga’s “sister science” which recognizes your individual nature and helps find your true path on this earth), Ro’s classes leave you more harmonious, healthy, happy and in true balance with yourself and the now.
Each guest will be invited to find out their true nature or ‘Prakriti’ by doing an aryuvedic assessment at the beginning of the week. You will be encouraged to become more present and aware, thus allowing you to get the most out of your practice during the retreat and later during your yoga practice at home.
During the week we will also have Ben Stevenson as a guest teacher as well as sunset beach yoga session.
All practices are open to all levels from beginners to more advanced yogis.
Expect delicious, local, authentic and healthy Sri Lankan cuisine. Salads, healthy curries, local seafood and plenty of vegetarian options.
Surf lessons are available on request from the amazing teachers at Camp Poe.
If you are a confident surfer we can just arrange board rental for you.
TYPICAL DAILY RETREAT SCHEDULE
7:30-8:00 teas, coffees
8:00-9:30 Dynamic Vinyasa flow class + guided meditation (90 minutes)
Free Time (swim, surf, explore, nap in the hammocks, read etc.)
5:00 – 6:30 Playful/explorative/restorative class (90 minutes)
7 nights accommodation in the eco sustainable safari tents
2 daily yoga sessions (2 x 1.5 hours of yoga per day)
Daily guided meditations
Yoga class with Ben Stevenson
Sunset beach yoga
3 meals a day
Welcome Goody bag including all natural and Ayurvedic toiletries for your stay
Unlimited water, tea and coffee
Optional Paddle boarding sunrise experience
Any additional day trips (we can help you suggest options on whatever suits your mood)
Transfers to and from Colombo airport
The airport to travel to is Colmobo Bandaranaike International Airport. We can arrange transfers for you no problem and also happily recommend additional accommodation either side of the retreat.
£690 per peson for a private safari tent
£890 per person for a private jungle hut
There is a maximum of 10 guests.
Email now for further details and to book your spot – firstname.lastname@example.org
“Ro’s Sri Lanka retreat genuinely changed my life. Having never travelled to East Asia before, it allowed me a completely different view of the world.The sporting activities that had been arranged such as sunrise paddle boarding in the most exotic, beautiful location imaginable and surfing the incredible waves of Sri Lanka’s south coast were moments that I’ll never forget.
Incredibly, Ro was able to teach a different yoga class for each morning and evening we were there. I have been practicing yoga on and off for around a year now and I was able to see more improvement in strength, flexibility and understanding in the week’s retreat than through any other amount of time practicing. Ro would always take the time to explain every aspect of the session that was unclear and help each person develop more complex moves such as hand stands and head stands in the safest and most effective way. All of the experiences combined along with the meditative and spiritual elements of the trip allowed me to develop as much mentally and spiritually as I did physically.”
George 2017, London
AYURVEDIC YOGA RETREAT INDIA 2019
CONNECT, BALANCE + RESET
Join us from the 6th-13th of March in Goa, at Samata Holistic Retreat centre for a 7 night yoga retreat with London based Quantum Yoga teachers Roanna Doleman and Sally-Anne Sweeney.
What to expect from the retreat
- A week of nurturing your body, mind and soul through a combination of yin and yang (dynamic vinyasa) yoga practices;
- Daily guided meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises);
- Learn how to design your ideal practice with Quantum Yoga’s unique method of personal practice optimization;
- Delicious, organic, Ayurvedic meals twice daily, sourced locally and from the abundant on-site veggie garden;
- Incredible Ayurvedic treatments, private one-to-one consultations, massages, acupuncture and more;
- Bliss out in the lush and luxurious, tropical surroundings;
- Explore the beauty of Southern India, with plenty of free time to make trips to the local beaches, soak up nature, or visit local temples.
In Sanskrit, ‘Samata’ means the state of equilibrium and balance. The core intention of the on-site healing centre is to support you in realising your innate Samata. This intention also runs throughout every aspect of the retreat centre.
All meals are crafted by head chef Tess Rosenbush from top quality, locally sourced, ethically produced organic foods and freshly picked herbs, veggies, and fruits from the vast organic on site garden.
THE HEALING CENTRE
Samata has its very own on site healing centre, which offers a wide variety of therapies, expert guidance, and an extensive herbal pharmacy to ensure your true wellness and enduring balance.
Samata offers spacious private suites and villas amidst abundant vegetation and paddy fields. The beautiful villas built entirely from reclaimed Teak wood and surrounded by large fruit and spice trees offer a range of accommodation from triple and simple single rooms through to large king size suites and twins, all with en-suite open-air bathrooms and air-conditioning. With a beautiful tear-drop shaped swimming pool, a one-acre organic farm, bountiful gardens, located just minutes from the golden beaches of North Goa, Samata is truly special.
Quantum Yoga is a method of personal practice optimisation, based largely on a creative vinyasa flow style of yoga, and using the wisdom of Ayurveda to create your ideal, optimised practice. It is a playful, authentic practice, which is suitable for all levels. Both Sally-Anne and Roanna like to inspire their students to try new and exciting postures, but also have a deep understanding of what it feels like to be a beginner on this exciting path of yoga. A safe and supportive environment is created for students to explore their practice. All yoga classes will take place in the stunning and well-equipped yoga shalas at Samata.
7 nights accommodation in luxury, Balinese style villas
Two delicious vegetarian meals a day (Brunch & Dinner)
Access to the Communal Kitchen between meals for tea, coffee, dried fruits, nuts and fresh coconut water, as often as you want it, for those well-needed little boosts of energy.
Twice Daily Yoga (Dynamic/Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Restorative Yoga)
Daily meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises)
Welcome Goody Bag
All Yoga Kit (mats, blocks, belts, bolsters)
Flights (Flights should be booked into Goa (GOI) arriving by the afternoon of March 3rd and leaving in the afternoon of March 10th (the retreat will start with an evening yoga class and finish with a morning practice)
Triple Room: £810 per person.
Deluxe Twin Room: £895 per person.
Private Single Room: £1050 per person.
Deluxe King Room (Single Occupancy): £1340 per person.
Deluxe King Room (Double Occupancy): £1760 for two people.
Email now for further details and to book your space – ROANNADOLEMAN@GMAIL.COM
We hope you can make it
“This amazing retreat provided an intensified focus on yoga, allowing me to deepen my practice and understanding.Sally-Anne and Roanna are attentive, supportive and caring instructors who gently nudged me to grow anddevelop confidence in my abilities. I highly recommend their well-run retreats!”Robin, US 2017